Originally posted by bigmur49:
There was a very big difference between when Gore is in and when one of the others is running. Wish he could take it to the house a bit more, but soooo many of his 6 yard runs would be 1 yard runs for other guys.
I am convinced that if he had still been in on the 1st down from the 5 that LMJ got stuffed on the Niners win that game. Maybe he doesn't get in, but he gets a couple more yards and gives more options to the coaches (like Kap jumping over the line from the 2).
He had just had the huge run to get down there and took the next play off because he was winded from the big run.
Gore is worth every penny for another year, maybe this talk makes sense next off season if Hunter and LMJ continue to grow as backs (which I have every belief they will, not knocking them)
And that is why after the long run I would not have minded a TO then to let the guys know that we have 7 yards to win the Super Bowl and we have the best OL, the best mobile QB, the pistol, read option, best blocking TEs, best jumbo personnel and a healthy Frank Gore. Give it to frank or Kaep 3 times and is all else fails, put Kaep is the gun on 4th down. I just don't think they could stop us on 3 downs from pounding in 7 yards with Ngata on the sideline. WTF were we thinking??